7. Dao-Yi Chow

Occupation: Designer, Public School

Dao-Yi Chow wasn't always in the fashion game, although it was his stint as a brand manager at Sean John that introduced him to Public School co-founder Maxwell Osborne. Chow had previously been a journalist for publications like Vibe and The Source, and Ego Trip, before diving into the clothing industry with Mecca. His style has always maintained a certain casual downtown vibe, including a variety of slick leather jackets, dark jeans, and baseball caps. It's easy to see how his own way of dress would go on to influence his designs.